International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Recent Events

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The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era

November 20, 2020

Co-sponsored by the Japan Program and the Southeast Asia Program When Yoshihide Suga recently took over as prime minister of Japan, he tellingly focused his first trip abroad on Southeast Asia.

Challenges to the United States: Japan in the 1980s and China today

October 14, 2020

This event is held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the below link.

Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship

February 13, 2020

Many observers, and many investors, believe that young people are especially likely to produce the most successful new firms.

Japan's Relations with China in the Era of the Free and Open Indo Pacific (FOIP)

January 28, 2020

President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay a state visit to Japan this spring. How have the relations between Japan and China been evolving during the last several years?

JIIA-Stanford Symposium: “The Past, Present, and Future International Order in East Asia”

April 5, 2019

The JIIA-Stanford Symposium"The Past, Present, and Future International Order in East Asia" May 10, 2019Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySponsored and organized by the...

Book Talk - Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

January 23, 2019

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.In this talk, David Leheny (Waseda...

An Insider’s Vantage on 20 years of Japan’s Startup Ecosystem, its Current Challenges, And Attempts to Harness Silicon Valley

November 19, 2018

Hiroaki Yasutake has had a front row seat in the development of Japan’s startup ecosystem for the past 20 years as he joined Rakuten as one of its earliest employees, spending many years at its CTO...

A New Perspective on News: The SmartNews Approach and Political Balancing

October 5, 2018

In 2012, as giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google began to position themselves as the go-to places to read news, a little-known news app called SmartNews emerged and started gaining...

HARNESSING SILICON VALLEY: THE STRATEGIES, STRUCTURES, AND ACTIVITIES OF INNOVATIVE LARGE JAPANESE FIRMS IN SILICON VALLEY

September 11, 2018

Large Japanese firms have a long history of having offices in Silicon Valley, mostly starting in the 1980s and 1990s in the heyday of semiconductors, early computing, software, and communications...

Japan in the World: National Security Trajectories in Space Policy

March 22, 2018

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Japan is one of the world’s most...

Does the Artificial Intelligence Help the Japanese Labor Markets?

March 22, 2018

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.  Since Frey and Osborne showed that 47%...

Domo-Arigato Mr. Robot: Robots and Labor in Japan

March 16, 2018

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Through previously unexamined data from...

The Rise and Fall of Giants: ICT Disruptions from Silicon Valley, Nokia, China, and Japan

March 8, 2018

The rise of Nokia as a global ICT leader in the 1990s and early 2000s was dramatic, as a company from the small Nordic country of Finland became a global titan.

History of U.S.-Japan Relations

February 9, 2018

Symposium on "History of US-Japan Relations"March 6, 2018Philippines Conference RoomShorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (Stanford University) Program9:00am     Registration and Breakfast 9...

Current status of startup finance in Japan

January 18, 2018

Confronting a declining population and increased aging, the government of Japan currently implements measures for Regional Revitalization (chiho sosei), a policy to vitalize local economies by...

Migration Policymaking in Japan: Does Citizenship Law Matter?

January 11, 2018

Japan is commonly regarded as a country that is closed against migrants. It does not allow their entries in a large size, granting restricted rights.

Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan

January 11, 2018

Japan grew explosively and consistently for more than a century, from the Meiji Restoration until the collapse of the economic bubble in the early 1990s.

JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan: Information Session for Stanford University Scholars

December 11, 2017

JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan: Information Session for Stanford University ScholarsThe Japan Society for the Promotion of Science offers fully funded fellowships to scholars with excellent...

Abe Fellows Global Forum: Confronting Climate Change

September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey and Irma have brought home to everyone the impact of climate change on our economy, our society, and our daily lives.

SAFECAST AND FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT: THE POWER OF CITIZEN SCIENCE

August 22, 2017

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and the Japan Society of Northern California.When the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant experienced a meltdown after...

The Asian Development Bank's 2017 Economic Forecast for Asia

April 3, 2017

Decades of rapid growth transformed developing Asia into a largely middle-income region, but the pace of expansion has fallen off since the 2008 global financial crisis.

Unconventional Monetary Policy in Japan: Comparison with Europe and Implications on Asia

March 21, 2017

Dr. Sayuri SHIRAI is currently a professor of Keio University and is also a visiting scholar at the Asian Development Bank Institute.

The U.S.-Japan Relationship in the New Era

January 31, 2017

The U.S.-Japan relationship has grown from strength to strength, benefitting both countries in terms of diplomacy, security and trade.

People

Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC